The Department of Basic Education has published for comment the Draft DBE national policy on the prevention and management of learner pregnancy. "The rate of learner pregnancy in South Africa, highlighted by improved reporting in the Department of Basic Education (DBE), has become a major social, systemic and fiscal challenge not only for the basic education sector, but crucially, for national development in general and for the basic education system in particular. it impacts the lives of thousands of young people, often limiting their personal growth, the pursuit of rewarding careers and their ambitions, with incalculable impact on South Africa's socioeconomic systems. The DBE acknowledges its central role in the social sector's collective response to this challenge and sets out in this Policy its goals, guiding principles and policy themes to stabilize and reduce the incidence of learner pregnancy and its adverse effect on the education system."
"The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby invite interested and affected stakeholders to participate in the public consultations on the Draft National Inland (Freshwater) Fisheries Policy. The Policy seeks to create an efficient regulatory regime for the inland fisheries sector in order to create an enabling environment to promote sustainable growth and transformation of the sector."
"New research into the Fourth Industrial Revolution has revealed how the Western Cape's agricultural sector can harness water saving technology, drones, genetic development and robotics to develop the industry, contribute to food security and create new jobs in emerging fields. The report, Management Improvement Plan: the future of the Western Cape Agricultural sector in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, studied the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on farming in the Western Cape. This revolution refers to more than just the development and use of digital technologies, but how these interact across the digital and physical realms."
The Crime Statistics Series Volume V. Crime against Women in South Africa: an in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data 2018 "report is based on the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) data and some administrative data, to a lesser extent, from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The purpose of the report is to highlight the gender impact of crime in South Africa, with particular emphasis on the impact of crime on women. This includes the impact of crime on households headed by women. Statistical evidence provided in this report may assist policy makers, law enforcement agencies and civil society to gauge progress and plan interventions for protecting women as a vulnerable group."